Below are just a few research opportunities for undergraduates at universities and institutions in Montana and around the U.S. Some offer stipends, travel reimbursement and free housing. Our list is only intended a sampling. For more comprehensive lists of summer research internships around the country, see:

Montana-Based, Non-INBRE Internships More Info

The center often has several paid summer student positions open starting June 1 for 10-13 weeks. Visit their website for more information.

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Contact Darrin Heitmann, Human Resources, and/or Gary Christianson, P.E., Vice President, Technical Operations/Site Manager, 406-363-6214. (Both are MSU graduates.)

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A part of NIH; apply through the NIH IRTA program. Research in infectious diseases, including HIV and prions.

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Out of State Internships More Info

Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research. Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews. Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses.

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Summer programs at NIH provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH campus consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1,200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.

Program URL: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

Idaho frequently offers summer research opportunities to students from the Western IDeA Region (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico).

The fellowship program pays $6,000 for each student to work full time for 10 weeks in an established faculty laboratory at an Idaho institution. For more information visit their website at www.inbre.uidaho.edu/student_programs/western/ or contact the Idaho INBRE Program at (208) 885-5373.

The UPN program seeks to cultivate students' interest in research while helping them attain skills needed to apply for and succeed in post-baccalaureate education. The program provides the opportunity for students to choose from three types of research – basic science/laboratory, clinical/translational, and community-based. The UPN program awards each student a summer experience package to cover a stipend, some meals, activity fees, and tuition. The total package is worth approximately $5,000.

UPN Program Information: http://hsc.unm.edu/research/brep/pipeline_overview.shtm

Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887.

Each summer, the UW School of Medicine's Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a unique opportunity for college freshman and sophomores interested in medicine and dentistry. The Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a six-week enrichment program for underrepresented college freshmen and sophomores interested in medicine or dentistry.. Travel, housing, meals and a stipend will be provided.

Program information available at: http://www.smdep.org

NIH Summer Internship Program details are available at https://www.training.nih.gov. A video on "Applying Successfully" as well as links containing "Advice to Applicants" can be found on the right hand column at: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.

This National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood (NHLBI) sponsored program provides research opportunity for undergraduate students, and first year medical and dental students. Students will work with VCU faculty on research projects in areas in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Students from racial and ethnic minorities or disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Visit http://www.vcuhealthsciences.vcu.edu/sassdss/programs/summerresearch.html for more information.

The VCU Alliance Program provides a hands-on research experience for undergraduate sophomores and juniors from racial and ethnic minority or disadvantaged backgrounds. Students spend the summer working on research projects in VCU labs selected according to their research interest.

Program information available at: http://www.vcuhealthsciences.vcu.edu/sassdss/programs/summerresearch.html.

Any matriculated college sophomore or junior with a strong academic background may apply. The fundamental objective of the URP program is to give students an opportunity to conduct first-rate research. Students work with Laboratory staff on independent research projects in the mentor's field of expertise -- specifically in the areas of cancer biology, neurobiology, plant biology, cell biology, genetics, molecular and structural biology, or computational biology. In addition to their research, URPs attend a series of seminars and special events designed specifically for them by members of the Laboratory's senior staff. Students receive a $4,000 stipend for their participation in the Undergraduate Research Program.

See http://www.cshl.edu/URP/program.html for more information.

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Currently,10 universities in the U.S. host the summer research program. A signature component of the summer program is a mid-summer, three-day symposium where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S. Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program; See each university’s summer research program website for more information.

For more information, visit http://www.amgenscholars.com.

This program will allow students the opportunity to work with Environmental Agencies throughout the country. Interns will be placed with the USEPA or other Governmental agencies dealing with air quality and/or related environmental issues. This opportunity is open to students majoring in science, engineering, planning, policy, law, management, education or other related fields. All internships are 10 weeks, with a capstone project required. Each intern will be provided with a $4000 salary for 10 weeks, along with travel and housing stipend where needed.

http://www4.nau.edu/eeop/internships/ssi_internship.asp

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the new 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI. The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly, with supplements for prior experience. The application is available from mid-November to March 1.

http://www.training.nih.gov/student/sip/info.asp.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. After each year of scholarship support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an NIH research laboratory. After graduation, you will continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory.

Visit http://www.ugsp.nih.gov.

The Summers of Discovery program at the NIEHS is part of the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (NIH SIP), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The Summers of Discovery program provides internships to outstanding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biological sciences to work on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical techniques in a given field. Participants are selected by scientific mentors from the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research.

Visit http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/research/summers/ for more information.

Abbott offers summer internships in a variety of scientific disciplines. Intern selection is competitive and based on a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale. Leadership abilities, extracurricular activities, relevant course work, and characteristics such as integrity, innovation, initiative, teamwork, and adaptability are considered. Students must have completed at least one year of college and must be enrolled in school the fall season following the potential internship.

http://www.abbott.com/global/url/content/en_US/50.40.10:10/general_content/General_Content_00359.htm#subsection

Our paid internship assignments entail intensive 10-12 week summer programs for undergraduate and graduate level students. Interns work side-by-side with some of the most talented people in biotechnology on project teams in topics related to Research, Development, Manufacturing Processes and Corporate Business Groups, which compliments his/her university curriculum with relevant, hands-on experience. Our internships are located at our headquarters in South San Francisco, CA, and our facilities in Vacaville and Oceanside, CA.

Apply online at http://www.gene.com/gene/careers/university/internships/

Internship programs strive to provide opportunities that provide meaningful work experiences while incorporating education and training activities. Students have an opportunity to contribute to the Laboratory’s mission while working with state-of-the-art equipment and instruments.

http://www.lanl.gov/education/undergrad/internships.shtml

Internships at other Universities More Info

Idaho frequently offers summer research opportunities to students from the Western IDeA Region (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico).

The fellowship program pays $6,000 for each student to work full time for 10 weeks in an established faculty laboratory at an Idaho institution. For more information visit their website at www.inbre.uidaho.edu/student_programs/western/ or contact the Idaho INBRE Program at (208) 885-5373.

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Columbia has an extensive list of biomedical research internships around the country.

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Syracuse University has a number of links to other internship programs.

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Amherst College also has a good list for Neurobiology and other Biological Sciences.

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Mount Holyoke College has links for Professional Scientific Organizations.

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The FAS Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University is announcing its 2009 Undergraduate Internship.

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Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BBSI) at the University of Pittsburgh. NIH-NSF funded summer program for undergrads in their junior or senior year or students in their first year of graduate study. The focus is on computational biology and bioinformatics.

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